What does the word Olympics refer to?

What does the word Olympic means?

the greatest of the games or festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years in the plain of Olympia in Elis, in honor of Zeus. Also called O·lym·pics . a modern international sports competition, held once every four years.

Can you refer to the Olympics as the games?

YOU CANNOT

Say “the Olympics” or any version of the word: Olympic, Olympiads, Olympiad, or even “the Games”. Use the trademarked hashtags: “#Rio2016” or “#TeamUSA.”

Why are the 2021 Olympics called 2020?

The Olympics had never been postponed, so while there was no precedent on how to handle the name, Statler said the IOC’s commitment to preserving tradition meant keeping the name “Tokyo 2020,” rather than explaining why there was a 2021 Olympics.

Why are the Olympics in 2021?

But why? The answer, of course, stems from the postponement of the Games last March, from 2020 to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, organizers “agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” And that decision, for the most part, was a commercial decision.

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